Remember travel agencies? They were a thriving business not so long ago. Then online services transformed the industry, and brick-and-mortar travel agencies died - and died quickly. Today, traditional car dealerships are facing much the same threat. Innovative and convenient digital startups and services threaten to disrupt the traditional car-sale process, egged on by consumers who aren’t happy with the existing sales process. If car dealerships don’t adapt, they too will face an industry-wide extinction. Perfect Dealership offers help and hope for dealerships struggling to adapt to this digital-based paradigm shift. Consultant Max Zanan applies 15 years of automotive-industry experience to the future of the car dealership. Arguing that dealerships must make significant changes if they are to survive the coming storm, Zanan takes a close look at every department within the business, including: human resources business development centers information technology parts and service finance and insurance By improving the role of each department and transforming them from individual echelons into a cohesive whole, Zanan offers a road map for the creation of a perfect dealership - the only way to remain relevant and solvent in the digital age. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Stauff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/102881/bk_acx0_102881_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A clear and comprehensive guide to financial modeling and valuation with extensive case studies and practice exercises Corporate and Project Finance Modeling takes a clear, coherent approach to a complex and technical topic. Written by a globally-recognized financial and economic consultant, this book provides a thorough explanation of financial modeling and analysis while describing the practical application of newly-developed techniques. Theoretical discussion, case studies and step-by-step guides allow readers to master many difficult modeling problems and also explain how to build highly structured models from the ground up. The companion website includes downloadable examples, templates, and hundreds of exercises that allow readers to immediately apply the complex ideas discussed. Financial valuation is an in-depth process, involving both objective and subjective parameters. Precise modeling is critical, and thorough, accurate analysis is what bridges the gap from model to value. This book allows readers to gain a true mastery of the principles underlying financial modeling and valuation by helping them to: * Develop flexible and accurate valuation analysis incorporating cash flow waterfalls, depreciation and retirements, updates for new historic periods, and dynamic presentation of scenario and sensitivity analysis; * Build customized spreadsheet functions that solve circular logic arising in project and corporate valuation without cumbersome copy and paste macros; * Derive accurate measures of normalized cash flow and implied valuation multiples that account for asset life, changing growth, taxes, varying returns and cost of capital; * Incorporate stochastic analysis with alternative time series equations and Monte Carlo simulation without add-ins; * Understand valuation effects of debt sizing, sculpting, project funding, re-financing, holding periods and credit enhancements. Corporate and Project Finance Modeling provides comprehensive guidance and extensive explanation, making it essential reading for anyone in the field.
A fully updated guide to equity style management Pioneered by Nobel laureate William Sharpe, equity style management is derived from a correlation analysis of various equity style categories, such as value, growth, small cap, large cap and foreign stocks. In the Third Edition of The Handbook of Equity Style Management, twenty contributors from industry and academia help readers understand various equity style management issues, including equity style indices, different approaches to equity style measurement, foreign stock investing, tactical style management, behavioral aspects of equity style, and equity style benchmarks for manager selection and performance attribution. This updated edition gives readers the rationale behind equity style management, and shows how new strategies can be used to manage risk and improve returns. T. Daniel Coggin, PhD (Charlotte, NC), is an investment management consultant who has coauthored three books and numerous articles on investment management. Frank J. Fabozzi, PhD, CFA (New Hope, PA), is Editor of The Journal of Portfolio Management and author or editor of over 100 books on finance and investing.
Erscheinungsdatum: 10/2002, Medium: Taschenbuch, Einband: Kartoniert / Broschiert, Titel: The SAP Consultant Handbook, Autor: Reed, Jon // Doane, Michael, Verlag: ECRUITING ALTERNATIVES INC, Sprache: Englisch, Schlagworte: Business // Economics // Finance // BUSINESS & ECONOMICS // Consulting // COMPUTERS // Enterprise Applications // General // Unternehmensanwendungen, Rubrik: Wirtschaft // Einzelne Wirtschaftszweige, Seiten: 240, Gewicht: 335 gr, Verkäufer: averdo
The legal marijuana "Green Rush" continues to evolve as one of the most lucrative emergent markets in the US - but taking advantage of this opportunity isn't something to be considered lightly. If you aren't careful, there are plenty of potential pitfalls and forks in the road...but you can avoid these costly problems with A Budding Success: The Ultimate Guide to Planning, Launching and Managing a Lucrative Legal Marijuana Business. In this book, you'll find first-hand expert guidance that carries you through every angle of planning, launching, and running your business, including help with: Defining your budget, location, and business plan, so you can start - and continue - as strongly as possible. Protecting yourself by understanding city, county, state, and federal laws, thus making money without worrying about crackdowns. Becoming self-employed and making wise investment decisions that grow your business...and your empire. Choosing the right kind of marijuana business opportunity for you - medical or recreational, from dispensing to growing, extraction, delivery, edibles, and beyond. Implementing the best security measures in order to protect your latest ventures. Smoothly incorporating the right kind of legal entity, so you don't face any nasty regulatory surprises. Finance and accounting-from wages to taxes, collective reimbursements, and more. Advertising and marketing-your obligations, and winning tactics for quick expansion. Sourcing, growing, pricing and tracking your stock....and more! With this fully comprehensive guide, you will be prepared to slide in on the ground floor of one of America's most revolutionary industries. Expert author, entrepreneur, and business consultant Charles Restivo, alongside marijuana mastermind and dispensary operator Cory Cervantes, will walk you step by step through the process of gro 1. Language: English. Narrator: Reid Kerr. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/076624/bk_acx0_076624_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Asset Management: A Systematic Approach to Factor Investing, Professor Andrew Ang presents a comprehensive, new approach to the age-old problem of where to put your money. Years of experience as a finance professor and a consultant have led him to see that what matters aren't asset class labels, but instead the bundles of overlapping risks they represent. Factor risks must be the focus of our attention if we are to weather market turmoil and receive the rewards that come with doing so. Clearly written yet full of the latest research and data, Asset Management is indispensable reading for trustees, professional money managers, smart private investors, and business students who want to understand the economics behind factor risk premiums, to harvest them efficiently in their portfolios, and to embark on the search for true alpha.
Social networks are no fad. They're a permanent reality: one that offers immense opportunities to smart, innovative businesses. Now, top social networking consultant Juliette Powell reveals how dozens of innovators are driving real ROI through social networks - and how you can, too.Powell's wide-ranging research, including coverage on Barack Obama's successful online strategy in his bid for the presidency, focuses on technology, media and gaming companies, leaders in fashion, beauty, publishing, finance, retail, event planning, and beyond. These powerful narratives illuminate the reality of doing business on today's social networks as never before. Through them, Powell introduces new best practices, shows how to avoid crucial pitfalls, and helps you prepare for the newest trends in online social networking.Drawing on the latest research, Powell connects the dots, uncovering the human dynamics and patterns that consistently underlie successful social networking initiatives. Along the way, she offers practical tools and advice for optimizing every stage of your own social networking initiative - from planning through measurement, and beyond. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eileen Stevens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/001490/bk_adbl_001490_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A practical workbook that promotes the understanding of investment management The Workbook includes a full answer key and brief chapter summaries, making the information that readers attain from The Theory and Practice of Investment Management (0-471-22889-0) that much more valuable. Harry M. Markowitz, PhD (San Diego, CA), is a consultant in the finance area. In 1990 he shared the Nobel Prize in Economics for his work in portfolio theory. Leonard Kostovetsky (Woodmere, NY) is a PhD student in finance at Princeton University. He is the founder of the Princeton Finance and Economics Forum.
Practice Management Consultant is an extensive collection of pediatric-specific practice management resources to assist pediatricians with managing a practice. Practice Management Consultant is a a compendium of articles which cover a wide variety of issues that impact the daily management of pediatric practices. In many ways, pediatric practices are in a state of economic crisis in a rapidly changing healthcare environment. From vaccine payment and supply issues to competition from large-scale retail-based clinics, pediatric practices both large and small are facing many business issues and constraints. This essential practice reference includes key practice management resources and guidance to help manage today's busy pediatric practice.Contents Include: Getting Started/Practice Basics Office Operations Business Considerations and Contracts Employment/Personnel Finance and Payment Medical Liability and Risk Management Patient Management Quality Improvement Medical Home Physician Health/Wellness Career Transitions.There are multiple appendices and forms included Supplies Needed to Start a Practice Sample Employee Handbook Outline Staff Evaluations: Guidelines and Instructions Sample Financial Policy Patient Survey Parent Refusal to Vaccinate Form Appeal to Payers for Payment Letter Template Outstanding Patient Account Balance And many more.
Business of all sizes have a problem: How do you know—in real time—whether you are earning the profit you need to grow or even just stay in business? And which products or services are doing the “heavy lifting” in contributing to profit? Financial statements tell only part of the story. They are backward looking, for one thing, and they generally show results only in the aggregate. Worse, they never seem to reflect the hard work you’re doing on a daily basis. As one manager said, “If I’m adding 25% profit to every job, why am I getting barely 5% net profit at the end of the year?” Improving Profit: Using Contribution Metrics to Boost the Bottom Line solves this dilemma. As this book shows, Contribution-Based Activity (CBA) measures focus on two key levers that are fundamental to the operation of any business: financial contribution and units of activity. Knowing how to use these levers gets your company off the treadmill and on your way to stellar profitability. And as the 21 case studies show, CBA is surprisingly easy to apply to businesses of all types and all sizes. What is “financial contribution”? Simply the amount above and beyond the cost of goods or materials sold that contributes to covering overhead and creating profit. As entrepreneur, business consultant, and professor Keith Cleland shows, few managers actually know the financial contribution their products and services make, nor how to amplify that contribution by incremental adjustments to one or both levers. As you’ll learn, the financial tool Cleland created, TARI (Target Average Rate Index), provides insight into each product’s value. You’ll not only learn which products are contributing the most to the bottom line, but how to unlock the profit potential in run-of-the-mill products or services. Improving Profit will help you: Restore and boost profit levels for your entire operation Relate your daily efforts to a transaction's actual profitability Focus on the two key performance indicators that can help you identify and solve problems affecting finance and productivity Help everyone in the company—from CEO to janitor—understand how their activities help or hinder the company’s fortunes Make effective financial decisions If you’ve ever wondered why your results don’t match your hard work, hopes, and dreams, read this book. As the case studies make clear, identifying and applying TARI results in a significant—and often dramatic—boost to the bottom-line.
This book focuses on resistance to change in the IT consulting process of implementing standard software. It is an investigation into the organisational behaviour aspects with an economical view on the work life of a finance specialist such as a controller, and regarding the consulting process, an IT consultant who is dealing with culture, motivation, change, and other soft factors of every day life without being aware of doing so most of the time. Such specialists behave according to experience and intuition but it is rarely a consciously experienced process with names or facts and figures to measure, visualise or quantify. It is the aim of this work to provide IT consultants with a guideline to use as well as practice models and methods used by consultants who work with an organisational development which is described as follows:' A collection of planned-change interventions, built on humanistic-democratic values, that seek to improve organisational effectiveness and employee well-being.' It is part of this work to translate the organisational behaviour vocabulary into a hands-on-approach for IT consultants. * S.Robbins,2003
The corporate world is typically structured in silos. Managers urgently need to overcome this 'silo' effect by fusing ideas across different functional areas in the firm. In Fusion for Profit, Sharan Jagpal, a well-known and highly respected multidisciplinary researcher and business consultant, explains in simple language using real-world examples how managers can use sophisticated concepts to fuse different functional areas in the firm, especially marketing and finance, to increase the firm's value. The author provides novel solutions to a wide range of complex business problems ranging from choosing pricing and bundling strategies, to positioning and messaging strategies, to measuring brand equity, to measuring advertising productivity in a mixed media plan including Internet advertising, to compensating a multiproduct sales force, to measuring the potential gains and risks from mergers and acquisitions. These concepts are illustrated using case studies from a variety of firms in different industries, including AT&T, Coca-Cola, Continental Airlines, General Electric, Home Depot, Southwest Airlines, and Verizon.